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colonoscopy

[‚kō·lə′näs·kə·pē]
(medicine)
Visual examination of the inner surface of the colon by means of an endoscope.
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The disposable, now available in standard and slim versions, fits over a colonoscope without interfering with the working channel.
"I have used the Third Eye Panoramic in dozens of procedures as part of a feasibility study, and I found the device is easy to use and doesn't interfere with the function of the colonoscope, "said Moshe Rubin, M.D., director of gastroenterology, New York-Presbyterian/Queens--Weill Cornell Medical College.
Developed by EndoChoice, the Full Spectrum Endoscopy (FUSE) colonoscope maintains the identical technical features of the standard colonoscope, but allows the endoscopist to view 330 degrees, compared to the 170 degree viewing angle of the traditional colonoscope.
A colonoscope is a long, flexible tube with a fibreoptic camera at the end and inserted inside through the colon.
Kaltenbach, and their associates designed the Veterans Affairs Colorectal Lesion Interpretation and Diagnosis (VALID) study to test the hypothesis that colonoscopy using a high-definition, narrow-band imaging, dual-focus colonoscope could increase the rate of accurate, high-confidence histology predictions of diminutive polyps.
Disclosures: The VALID study received partial funding from Olympus America, the company that markets the dual-focus, high-definition colonoscope tested.
Adam and friends at Parson Cross C of E School, helped the hospital to buy a colonoscope to improve early diagnosis of bowel conditions.
The application extended from Ogden's anus to her cecum, about 150 centimeters away, which is as far into the intestinal tract as a colonoscope can reach.
The main instrument that is used to look inside the colon is the colonoscope. The colonoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and a light on the end.
The colonoscope permits direct visual examination of the entire colon, at which time any suspicious polyps can be removed before they become cancerous.
To perform a colonoscopy, the doctor uses a flexible tube with a light on the end called a colonoscope to view the entire colon.
This helps the colonoscope pass thorough the acute bending portion.